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Saturday 30th December 2006

Emigrants Newsletter on Sale
This year’s issue of Fethard & Killusty Emigrants Newsletter is now on sale in local shops. The 180 page newsletter is packed with photographs and articles recording Fethard life over the past twelve months. Copies cost €10 each.

Over 1000 copies are posted free-of-charge every year to Fethard & Killusty emigrants living throughout the world. We would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors who have contributed to posting costs of this year’s newsletter: Sean Connolly (Clonmel Oil), Annette Murphy (McCarthy’s Hotel), Michael Woodlock (Flancare), Vincent Woodlock (South East Scaffolding), Martin Burke (Bridge Bar) and Coolmore Stud Farm. The cost of postage alone for this year’s issue is approximately €2,500.

Died Recently
The death has occurred of Marie (Dineen) White on Friday 15th December in Leamington Spa, Warwick, England. Marie was originally from Kerry Street, Fethard.

The death has occurred on Monday 11th December of Edith Murray, Mockler's Terrace, Fethard. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.

The death has occurred on Thursday 21st December of Nuala Delaney, Redcity, Fethard. Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery.

The death has occurred on Saturday 23rd December of Pat Walsh, Fr. Tirry Park, Fethard.

Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto Results
The numbers drawn in the Fethard & Killusty Community Lotto on Wednesday 13th December were: 4, 14, 21 and 25. There was no Jackpot winner and no ‘Match 3’ winner so three tickets were drawn and the following won €50 each:

Sam Manton, Main Street, Fethard;
Thelma Griffith, Crampscastle, Fethard;
Maura Ryan, St. Patricks Place, Fethard.

The three €50 Christmas Lucky dip winners were:

Helen McGrath, Crohane, Killenaule;
Maura Meaney, Crampscastle, Fethard ;
Robert & Megan Hackett, Cashel Road, Fethard.

Christmas Draw for Turkey winners:

Noel Maher, Barrack Street, Fethard;
Jimmy & Carmel Butler, Garrinch, Fethard ;
Sean Hanrahan, The Green, Fethard.

Christmas Draw for Ham winners

Thelma Griffith, Crampscastle, Fethard;
Josephine Boland, Rathkenny, Drangan ;
John Walsh, c/o Lonergans bar, Fethard.

Jackpot Prize for next draw on 10th January 2007 is now  €9,150.  Jackpot sellers prize €915

We wish all our supporters a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Happy Christmas Walking Woodies
What better way to celebrate the success of the Walking Woodies youth group than a good Christmas Party? And the Walking Woodies did just that. This week the Fethard Community Youth Project youth group held their Christmas party in the Woodvale Walk community House with the help of adult volunteers Teresa Roche, Delores O’Donnell, Cora McGarry, and Patsy Lawrence. The party was a success with lots of games, goodies, music and fun. The group has run for ten weeks now and we look forward to a fun filled 2007.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the FCYP, and wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year, see you in 2007. - Suzie O’Shea.

Transition Year Youth Group Christmas Carolling
On Friday 22 December, Transition Years took to the main street of Fethard to sing in aid of the Christmas Town Lights. The TY group have been meeting over the past couple of months in the Tirry centre as one of the youth groups of the Fethard Community Youth Project. Many thanks to all those involved, including the Presentation School and staff and adult volunteers and to all those that sang to raise the money.

Fethard Bridge Club
The following are the results of our turkey prizes played over the last few weeks:

Gross Turkey on 22nd November:

1st Gross: Rita Kane and Kay St. John;
2nd Gross: Berney Myles and Alice Quinn;

1st Nett: Tony Hanrahan and David Abell;
2nd Nett: Nell Broderick and Anna Cook;

Nett Turkey on 29th November:

1st Nett: Fr. John Meagher and Mary Quirke;
1st Gross: Rita Kane and Kay St. John;

2nd Nett: Ann Ryan and Joan Kelly;
2nd Gross: Berney Myles and Alice Quinn.

Change of Partner Turkey on 13th December:

1st Gross: Betty Walsh and Kay Walsh:
1st Nett: Annie O’Brien and Carmel Condon;

2nd Gross: Rita Kane and Olive Looby;
2nd Nett: Mike Burke and Breda Walsh.

The results of our game on 20th December were:

1st Gross: Bernie O’Meara and Anna Cooke;
2nd Gross: Carol Kenny and Gemma Burke;

1st Nett: Carmel Condon and Brendan Kenny;
2nd Nett: Anne and Sean O’Dea.

Bridge resumes on Wednesday 3rd January 2007. Anyone looking for a partner contact Berney Myles at 32038.



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